Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ardent Reverie Giveaway



Etsy is an ever-growing site dedicated to bringing handcrafted and vintage treasures to consumers. I've purchased several different times and am always pleased with both the quality and uniqueness of the items.

That's why I am super excited to announce my latest giveaway, courtesy of Etsy shop, Ardent Reverie!

The shop, owned by Meghan and Melanie, first caught my eye last week when I saw their Northern Lights Headband (pictured below).


Melanie was kind enough to give me an interview about the shop:

When did you create your shop and what motivated to?
My sister, Meghan, and I opened our Ardent Reverie shop on October 2009. We've always been the crafty type every since we were young but on a whim we wanted to share our work and see how we would do among the handcrafting community.

Where do you get inspiration for the items you make?
We get inspiration from anything and everything. Sometimes we'll hear a song and it'll trigger something in us, or we'll be on a trip and fall in love with the vibe of that place and create something to bring out its aesthetics. Just recently my sister saw a dress on a celebrity and loved the colors and used that to create a hair piece.

Why should every woman accessorize?
I feel that accessories are vital to a woman's wardrobe. It's that finisher that pulls an outfit together, I often throw on whatever clothing I can find, and while the outfit may be drab, when I add the right accessories it actually looks like I took time to think and plan my outfit.

Melanie and Meghan at the RAWards


Anything else you'd like to add that you'd like readers to know?
My sister and I recently won best accessories artist of the year at the RAWards (indie artist award show). Part of our winnings was a one month consignment at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, so customers should keep an eye out for that.

Here's your chance to own an Ardent Reverie piece. One lucky reader will win a Cable Knit Beanie in their color of choice. It's the perfect winter accessory!


Mandatory entry:
become a Google Friend Connect follower of Join the Gossip AND visit Ardent Reverie and select the beanie color you'd choose if you won.


Extra entires for (one comment for each please):
-Fan Ardent Reverie on Facebook
-Fan Join the Gossip on Facebook
-Visit Ardent Reverie's Web site or Etsy Site and pick your fav item
-Follow Ardent Reverie on Twitter
-Follow Join the Gossip on Twitter
-Tweet about this giveaway - you can use the following tweet if you don't feel like making one up:


#Giveaway on @jointhegossip! Enter to win an @ArdentReverie1 beanie here: http://tinyurl.com/6her57c


That's a total of seven entries! Do one, do three, do 'em all if you'd like. One winner will be selected on Friday, February 25. Sorry, only open to U.S. residents. Good luck :)




Photos courtesy of: Ardent Reverie

79 comments:

Mamarazzi said...

great looking shop. i adore all of the feather headbands and clips sooooooo CUTE!!

Sweety P said...
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mscharmschic said...

Fun giveaway! The headbands are divine! :)

Krystal said...

I would LOVE the heather grey one!!

Krystal said...

I tweeted :)

Krystal said...

and follow you on twitter!

Krystal said...

and follow them on twitter..

Krystal said...

and my faaave IS the beanies...for real. which is why i'm doing all this! haha :)

Audrey Allure said...

I'm a follower, and I choose it in black!

Audrey Allure said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Audrey Allure said...

And I just became a fan of yours on Facebook!

Staley Mc said...

What a great giveaway! I am a follower of course!

Staley Mc said...

And I follow you on twitter!!

KDC Events said...

LOVE the plum color (my fav) but I also could see myself in the Navy =) I have always been a GFC follower. You rock!

KDC Events said...

I am a fan of Ardent Reverie on FB

KDC Events said...

Yes I follow you on twitter =)

KDC Events said...

I follow Ardent on twitter

KDC Events said...

I am a fan of yours on FB

KDC Events said...

I tweeted the giveaway @kdcevents

Cafe Fashionista said...

You know I'm a follower!

I would choose a beanie in Crimson Red - love it!! :)

cafefashionista@yahoo.com

Valerie said...

What a great beanie! I'd choose the navy blue. Awesome giveaway!

Valerie
redvinesforbreakfast@gmail.com

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Allison said...

Oh my gosh, Leeann - how could there be so much perfection in just one post? This shop is absolutely wonderful, and I LOVED reading the interview with Melanie! These two ladies have so much talent.
Okay, so I was so anti-beanies for so long - mostly because I was really jealous because I didn't think that I could pull them off at all since I am 0% a hat person. Upon further inspection, I found that while I'm not a hat person, I AM a beanie person!
I love this beanie - especially in heather grey! This would be just what I need to get through the winter blues here on the East Coast :)
Okay, so I follow you on Twitter, Tweeted the giveaway, am following Ardent Reverie on Twitter, and am DYING for the Gracefully Messy necklace in Ardent Reverie's Etsy store! :)
Great giveaway, love! (P.S. My dad used his email on my computer, so I was signed into his Gmail account before - whoops!).

Melanie's Randomness said...

I just tweeted!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oooo thank you for letting me know about the giveway!! I'm a follower & I would totally choose the crimosn red one!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Jenelle "rella ella ella" said...

i love the grey beanie!

Claire Kiefer said...

Awesome--what a great find! You know what, I think I'd pick plum if I won! My hair is blonde so I think darker colors look better as contrast. But I already have too much black! I don't have a knit hat but I think it would be perfect for San Francisco weather. Crossing my fingers!

Claire Kiefer said...

I went to the etsy site and I love this shop (I favorited it)! I don't know which thing I like the most cause they're all so pretty . . . maybe the braided bunch necklace? Or the red velvet infinity scarf? Or the plum beanie!

Claire Kiefer said...

I follow you on twitter now (even though I've never actually tweeted, haha)

Alyson said...

wow, she has awesome stuff, and super affordable. very talented! It's like Anthropologie but way better. :) I'd go for it it in heather gray.
xo
alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Alyson said...

I follow join the gossip on twitter, duh. :)
alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

lovely! i'm a follower of your blog, and i want that beanie in heather gray!

Alyson said...

And, tweeted about this fab contest!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i follow you on Twitter too!

Alyson said...

Also, LOVE the brick red chunky cowl. Have been dying for a super chunky cowl/scarf, which is kinda funny since I live in Florida and it's 80 degrees.

Alyson said...

Lastly, I now follow Ardent Reverie on Twitter.
Good luck to all!
alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I look TERRIBLE in hats so I won't enter but this shop is so cute!

Mel said...

I'd have to go with the plum, but the red is my second fave. Great stuff!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the invite to the giveaway Leeann! I could def ship to my US address if I were to win this awesome prize. I am already an addicted google follower of your blog and would love the cute beenie in the peach color. Thanks love!

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

Style, She Wrote said...

Awesome giveaway! Pls enter us! xo style, she wrote

Gracie said...

It's a shame it's only US reader but that's alright, just wanted to leave a comment to say it's a great giveaway :)

Jules said...

Great shop that you have featured here and I completely agree with Melanie’s answer on accessorizing. That is exactly how I am. That is so cool that they won an award and their work is going to be featured at Fred Segal (every time I hear the store Fred Segal I think of Clueless…random).

That beanie is so cute and you know I’m a follower. I would get it in ivory or navy blue. I’m sure lightening doesn’t strike twice, but I’m entering anyway :)

Jules said...

I am already a fan of Join The Gossip on Facebook.

Jules said...

Their Etsy shop is REALLY cute. I love the Darlingly Spiffy Necklace and all of their infinity scarves.

Jules said...

I already follow you on Twitter!

Jules said...

I just sent the following Tweet: #Giveaway on @jointhegossip! Enter to win an @ArdentReverie1 beanie here: http://tinyurl.com/6her57c

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

I like the Heather Grey

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

I have been a follower on GFC for a very long time

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Follow you on FB

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

following you on Twitter

Meghan said...

I would totes get the navy blue one!

Meghan said...

I like you on FB!

Meghan said...

I also follow on Twitter!

Meghan said...

And, I just tweeted! @CompilationTape

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pieces and interview, darling!

xoxox,
CC

fashion provocateur said...

awe thats awesome i love give -aways and that is soo sweet of them to do that! and i love getting the background story about the company... i cant wait to check out the site
:)
great post & giveway for 2011!!

fashion provocateur

Tasha said...

Well, I'm already a follower through google friend connect and I would choose a beanie in either forest green or plum! Both lovely rich shades!

What a fabulous etsy shop too!

Tasha said...

I follow you on twitter as well!

Tasha said...

I'm following them on twitter now!

la petite fashionista said...

Such unique pieces! i love supporting indie designers :)

i've liked them on facebook & tweeted <3

xoxo

Tasha said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/TheHotSpotTasha/status/38633351879467008

Tasha said...

After looking through their whole etsy shop, my favorite thing is probably their Dapper Infinity Scarf! Although, they have so many cute things to choose from!

Tasha said...

I became a fan of ardent reverie on facebook

Tasha said...

And I liked your page as well on facebook!

I'm very excited! I've covered all the entries! :)

love jenny xoxo said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm a follower :)

XOXO

Lindsay said...

These beanies are adorable! I actually love the plum color! Have a great weekend doll!

EL said...

Great giveaway!! I followed you on twitter and tweeted :) xo

Kristin said...

That rope necklace is so cute...and the headbands...Adorable!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Love that headband. I have never been able to pull off a headband like that but I still love it!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

ok sooo i really want the beanie :)

i follow you
i follow you both on twitter
i like you both on facebook
tweet ~ http://twitter.com/#!/a_littleblue/status/39019674679119872
and i like any of her infinity scarves or beanies :)

have a great weekend!!

Fabulously Fashionable Dawn said...

ummm wow!!! adore that feather headband!!

Mimi said...

i am a follower. :D and i love beanies/berets! i think i want to go for the black one. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

i love the dapper infinity scarf! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Diana Mieczan said...

What a beautiful shop and those feather headbands are so stunning. Happy Sunday
Greetings

OceanDreams said...

Ohhh fun!! Let's see - I follow you on Twitter, I followed them on Twitter...

OceanDreams said...

okay i'm back - I fanned and "liked" Ardent on Facebook, and my favorite product is their Northern Lights Headband and for the beanie, i have to say i like the purple one the best. also going to tweet - gosh you are going to have a lot from all of us to count up! ;) thanks for a fun giveaway.

Ashley said...

AWESOME! I'm a GFC follower and I love the denim blue color!!

love jenny xoxo said...

Great giveaway!! I would what it in black because it would go great with most of my coats!

I'm a follower too!

XOXO

Lindsay said...

I like the cranberry the best! oh and I am a follower :)